Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said during a virtual town hall Saturday that the infrastructure bill touted by President Joe Biden focuses more on “transitioning to a clean, green economy” than physical infrastructure.
Jayapal spoke at a Washington Insider Network 100 Day Town Hall Saturday about the perceived need to pass Biden’s infrastructure bill. The Washington Democrat referred to the infrastructure as a “jobs bill” that will focus on “both the infrastructure component and the families component.”
“We think those two things should be combined, and we think we’re all about jobs,” she explained. “If you’re going to create jobs in the infrastructure space, you want to make sure that women and men are able to go back and get those jobs and you need to have child care in place, you need to have college in place, you need to have